Recent media observations have suggested that graduates are lacking in key "employability" skills, although UK government policy makers question this opinion. This dissertations seeks to examine this debate in more depth.
Recent government statistics for graduate unemployment tend
to conflict with corporate opinion, which suggest that
despite government statistics, a considerable percentage of
graduates do not leave university with the appropriate
skills and competences for employment.The dissertation
provides an examination and assessment of the views
expressed in the literature and other media related to this
debate, as well as a review of current graduate unemployment
statistics. Qualitative research has also been included for
the purpose of enhancing the findings of the study.